Iran's top leader: US is 'real enemy' of Pakistan

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Posted: Jul 16, 2011 2:05 PM
Iran's top leader: US is 'real enemy' of Pakistan

Iran's state TV says the country's supreme leader has told Pakistan's president that the United States is Pakistan's real enemy.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke Saturday during a meeting with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. It was Zardari's second visit to Iran in less than a month.

Khamenei has the final say on all state matters in Iran.

The U.S.-Pakistan relationship has been on a downward spiral since the May 2 U.S. raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden in a Pakistani garrison town.

Pakistani leaders have protested the unilateral raid by kicking out many American military trainers and asking the U.S. to reduce its footprint in the country.